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Robert K. Humphrey Appointed Director of Sales & Marketing
at the Avenue Hotel Chicago

Chicago, IL -- February 02, 2009 - Avenue hotel Chicago is pleased to announce the appointment of Robert K. Humphrey as its new Director of Sales & Marketing. Humphrey brings more than 10 years of hotel sales, marketing and management experience to the position, and will be responsible for increasing Avenue’s sales and profits while expanding its client base .  Avenue hotel Chicago, located at 160 E. Huron, is a favorite of both business and pleasure travelers for its unique décor, amenities and service in a great location in the heart of the Magnificent Mile. 

“We are thrilled to welcome Robert to Avenue,” says Mik Mahdavi, General Manager of Avenue hotel Chicago “His background encompasses more than a decade of hotel industry sales and management positions, and we are confident he has the experience and skills to help us take Avenue to the next level in terms of our position within the Chicago marketplace with both the leisure and business traveler.” 

Prior to his role at Avenue hotel, Humphrey served as Corporate Director of Sales and Marketing for Whitehall Hotel Chicago, where he oversaw daily sales operations, including responsibility for: 5 hotels including the Whitehall, Best Western Grant Park, Best Western University Plaza, Comfort Inn Downers Grove and Best Western Dekalb; 12 catering/sales staff; 768 rooms; and over 10,000 square feet of meeting space. 

Throughout his career, Humphrey also held various other management positions including: Director of Sales for Allied Hospitality Group, overseeing sales for Holiday Inn Schaumburg and Holiday Inn O’Hare Kennedy; Sales Manager for Hyatt Regency Chicago; Director of Sales for Hotel Baker, St. Charles, IL; Director of Sales for Hampton Inn, Lansing, MI; Corporate Sales Manager for Hawthorne Hotel & Suites, Rosemont, IL; and Corporate Sales Manager for IRMCO Properties Chicago, representing the Seneca Hotel & Suites and the Belden Stratford Hotel in Chicago. 

Avenue hotel Chicago features services and amenities unlike any other hotel, and is located just steps from Mag Mile in the heart of the action. All of the rooms at the Avenue include iHome docking stations; the hotel’s signature Zebra chair, ergonomically designed with the ultimate comfort in mind; High definition LCD TVs; complimentary wireless Internet access; and well-appointed baths with rain showerheads, granite counters, marble floors and biodegradable bath amenities. Guests also enjoy access to the well-equipped fitness room and 24-hour business center. The property’s 40th floor Sky Lounge is fast becoming a Chicago hot spot for its stunning cityscape views, creative cuisine and delicious drinks.  Avenue hotel Chicago, an exciting new hotel, seeks to provide an oasis for the business or pleasure traveler in the heart of the city. Featuring unique décor, amenities and service, the Avenue hotel is the ultimate new destination hotel in the heart of Chicago's chic Magnificent Mile.


Tammy Petersen
  LMP International
  Phone: (312) 988-4811 

Also See: Driftwood Hospitality Management Renovating and Rebranding the Radisson Hotel & Suites Chicago; Multi million dollar Renovation Will Result in the Avenue Hotel Chicago / April 2008

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